Karmendriya, aka: Karma-indriya, Karman-indriya; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

General definition (in Hinduism)

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The Five Faculties of Action (Karmendriya):

  1. vak-tattva: speech (voice)
  2. pani-tattva: grasping (hands)
  3. pada-tattva: walking (feet)
  4. payu-tattva: excretion (anus)
  5. upastha-tattva: procreation (genitals)

Speaking, Grasping, Moving About, Excreting and Sexual Activities are the Soul’s Powers of responding to and interacting with, the external World.

Source: Veda (wikidot): Hinduism

Karmendriya (कर्मेन्द्रिय).—The five working senses or organs of action: the mouth (with the double function of speaking and eating), the hands, the legs, the genitalia and the rectum.

Source: ISKCON Press: Glossary

In Jainism

General definition (in Jainism)

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Karmendriya (कर्मेन्द्रिय) according to the 2nd-century Tattvārthasūtra 2.15.—What is the meaning of karmendriya (sense organs used to perform an action)? A sense organ used to perform an action by the empirical soul (saṃsārī) is called karmendriya.

Source: Encyclopedia of Jainism: Tattvartha Sutra 2: the Category of the living
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Jainism is an Indian religion of Dharma whose doctrine revolves around harmlessness (ahimsa) towards every living being. The two major branches (Digambara and Svetambara) of Jainism stimulate self-control (or, shramana, ‘self-reliance’) and spiritual development through a path of peace for the soul to progess to the ultimate goal.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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karmēndriya (कर्मेंद्रिय).—n S An organ of action. Five are reckoned; the hand, the foot, the larynx or organ of the voice, the organ of generation, and that of feculent excretion (pāṇi, pāda, vāk, upastha, vāyu).

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

karmēndriya (कर्मेंद्रिय).—n An organ of action.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Karmendriya (कर्मेन्द्रिय).—an organ of action, as distinguished from ज्ञानेन्द्रिय (jñānendriya); (they are :- vākpāṇipādapāyūpasthāni; Ms.2.99; see under indriya also) कर्मेन्द्रियाणि संयम्य (karmendriyāṇi saṃyamya) Bg.3.6,7.

Derivable forms: karmendriyam (कर्मेन्द्रियम्).

Karmendriya is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms karman and indriya (इन्द्रिय).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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